Renting Snow Shoes in Taos

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Renting snow shoes in Taos was high on my list for a family adventure on our snow trip. Not only for gorgeous scenery and great exercise, but something FUN and different to do with the family. The adventure did not disappoint. If you’ve been following my shares from our Taos New Mexico vacation, this is my 4th and final post, wrapping up all the fun details. Lastly, our snowshoeing adventure!

Snow activity in taos new mexico

Renting Snow Shoes in Taos

This was my FAVORITE! I had been dreaming about this snow shoeing adventure for a long time. I went once in college on a double date up in the Tetons in Idaho, and loved it!  No one else in my family had ever been, and I was excited to introduce it to them. We love a family hike, and it was basically this in the snow. PLUS, we woke up to fresh snow that day, and it was softly snowing most of the time on our hike. What could be better??

I found Taos Snowshoe Adventures from a Google search, and it worked out so well! Stewart was an amazing tour guide, so kind and patient and knowledgeable about nature.  On the snowy morning, we drove very carefully to meet him up near the Angelfire resort (didn’t quite see the resort, but almost got there, saw a new mountain) and he was a really fun part of the adventure. 2 other women and 1 teen girl were also in our group, and we had a great time.

Family Picture in snow shoes

Stewart was very  patient with my short-legged adventurous 7 year old, and our guide, and was so sweet with her.

Taos ski valley snowshoe adventure

It was a 4 hour adventure, and my husband was worried it would be too long for the young one, but it wasn’t at all. We stopped for hot chocolate/cider that Stewart brought, and then for a chili lunch. I had fun cooling down my piping hot cider with some fresh snow!! Stewart talked about building fires, making sure we picked up our micro trash, and how animals gnaw at the bark of trees for nutrition.

chili dinner on hike

We made some new friends in the group, and one of the ladies told us she took a summer tour with Stewart, Lunch with Llamas….what??? I think that sounds SO cool! It’s a hike where the llamas carry your pack as you steer it up the mountain.  They even snapped some family footage for me, my treasures!

famly snowshoe hike

Even got some action!

This girl of mine was just FEARLESS in her snow shoes!

taos mountain hike

jumping for joy in Taos

My boys loved the adventure, which I loved, too!

wilderness hiking in Taos

building a snowman

Oh, you know, just climbing up a snow bank in snow shoes…just because

climbing up a snow bank in snow shoes

snow shoe victory

 

snowshoe tour in Taos

snowball fight

Thanks for following along on our travel adventures! We had so much fun in Taos, you should consider it for your next family adventure!

To see everywhere that our family as travel, visit the family travel section of my site.

If you missed the other posts from this trip, you can find them here:

Day 1: Taos New Mexico Lodging

Day 2: Taos Ski Resort

Day 3: Taos Snow Mobiles

Day 4: Renting Snow Shoes in Taos

Buffalo Plaid Jammies in the Snow Family Pictures

Now, for a little video fun…

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